Introduction Edit

Healer Folk: Healer folk are almost exclusively New World little folk. They are renowned for being great healers, medicine men, and teachers, and will often teach young humans the healing arts and the nature of various plants and herbs. Sometimes, they can even be asked to heal the sick or injured directly.

Abilities Edit

  • Spell-Like Abilities: Healer folk can use the following spell-like abilities at will: Detect Poison, Diagnose Disease
  • Nature Healing: Healer folk gain a +2 racial bonus to Heal checks, Heal is always a class skill for them, and they can give long term care and treat deadly wounds without any supplies, as long as they are in a natural environment.
  • Greatberry: Healer folk can empower a fresh berry or fruit with great healing power and nutrition a number of times per day equal to their level, transforming it into a greatberry. A greatberry heals the eater 2 HP and is as filling and nourishing as a full day’s rations, regardless of the size of the creature. A greatberry is only usable for one hour after being picked.

Examples Edit

Geow-lud-mo-sis-eg are child-like little folk. They stand about eighteen inches tall and are known to be exceptional healers and doctors. The Natives have always known how to call on them for aid, by leaving an offering of food and tobacco at the door of the sick or injured one. The healers usually come in a group during the night, one healer accompanied by a handful of students. It was once forbidden to look upon the healers as they came to work, but in recent years the taboos have relaxed somewhat, and in some areas the healers may even openly speak with the tribe’s shaman or medicine man to consult about the patient’s condition.

Bopoli are highly secretive healer folk who live in the wilderness in small tribal groups. They avoid human contact as much as possible, subsisting off berries and the occasional bit of small game. When humans are nearby, they’re known to throw pebbles or pinecones to distract them with noises. Most tribes have a representative, known as Kowi Anukasha, who will meet with select humans from nearby tribes, usually shamans, medicine men, and spiritual leaders. The Kowi Anukasha will often share their knowledge of herbs and medicine with these humans, or even help them to prepare medicines of particular importance. Sometimes, the tribe will ‘kidnap’ a human child wandering in the woods and train him in the art of medicine and healing for three days before returning him to his tribe, to let him grow into a great healer.